pg. 106 Replacing wiper blades

Replacing wiper blades


Lift the wiper arm off the windshield and hold the blade at right angles to the arm. Pinch the end of the plastic clip located at the back of the arm.



Slide the wiper blade along the arm to release it from the hook.



Install the new blade (installation is the reverse of removal) and make sure that it is properly attached to the wiper arm.



NOTE: For reasons of safety, you should change the windshield wiper blades as soon as they start to leave marks on the windshield or fail to wipe efficiently and cleanly.


To obtain maximum lifetime from a set of wiper blades, clean them with a stiff-bristle brush and warm, soapy water as part of a normal car wash.

pg. 107 Replacing headlight wiper blades


Replacing headlight wiper blades (certain models)


Pull the wiper blade in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to remove it. Press the new blade into place. Check that the new blade is properly attached to the wiper arm.


Cleaning the outside of the windshield and wiper blades


If the windshield/tailgate is not clear after using the wiper(s) or if the blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be on the blade or on the surface of the glass.
Clean the glass with a suitable cleaning agent. The glass is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water.
Clean the wiper blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water.
Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and replaced when worn.

pg. 108 In case of emergency


Shiftlock release (automatic transmission only)


The gear selector is locked in the (P)ark position. To manually release the shiftlock:

  • Turn the starting (ignition) key to position I
  • Press firmly on the "SHIFTLOCK OVERRIDE" button located to the right of the base of the gear selector
  • While holding the override button down, press the button on the front of the gear selector
  • Move the selector from the ( P )ark position.


    Electrically operated windows


    The electrically operated window motors have an overload protecting circuit breaker (fuse no. 37) which is activated when an object blocks a window. Should this occur, remove the object and wait 20 seconds for the circuit breaker to reset.
    The electrically operate windows should then function.


    Sun roof


    The electrically operated sun roof has an overload protecting circuit breaker (fuse no. 37) which is activated when an object blocks the sun roof. Should this occur, remove the object and wait 20 seconds for the circuit breaker to reset. The sun roof should then function normally. Also check fuse no. 35


    Electrically operated front seats


    The electrically operated front seats have overload protecting circuit breakers (fuses no. 39 and 40) which are activated when an object blocks one of the seats. Should this occur, remove the object and wait 20 seconds for the circuit breaker torest. The seat should then function normally.




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